RUSSIA: May-to-May

As happens every May Day, Joseph Stalin publicly reviewed in Red Square this week a dazzling demonstration of Soviet armed might. In private, Moscow observers noted that scarcely one year has passed since the Dictator began the most spectacular purge that ever hit an army, navy, air force. Last week it was possible to reconstruct from numberless small items in the Russian official press a fairly accurate picture of the secret May-to-May military purge which is not over yet.

Typical is the case of S. K. Timoshenko, Second-Rank Red Army Commander (Major...

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